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mutual aid request, income issues 

i do actually really need money to make it through the next couple weeks so if anyone has anything to throw my way and feels so inclined,

i am working retail during the pandemic and have been struggling to make ends meet bc i've been getting so few hours and on top of that got screwed out of my $200 bonus i was supposed to get as an incentive to work during pandemic

my kofi is ko-fi.com/bugpaws
my cash app is $xenocat
and my venmo is @xenocat

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Crowdfunding money for a new iPad because mine is getting a bit dodgy on the battery life and it is how I make art for a living

I added a goal to Ko-fi for an iPad Pro 12.9 for my freelance work ko-fi.com/bugpaws

#mutualaid #freelance

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The final ask from milly

I have a job that pays enough

My training paycheck (and some donations) have carried me through car explosions and HAD gotten me enough for rent.

And then the baby i live with got to take an er trip this morning.

And i got to buy medicine, food, supplies for her.

And it took me just under my threshold for rent and gas. Mandatory but aggravating.

I literally can pay you back on August 5th if need be. But that is right when rent late fees arrive.

If you can, a few bucks would be grand.

Https://PayPal.me/emmilner

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Good news: I'm going to be a grandparent. Bad news: my eldest and her wife are in serious financial difficulties. Please help a disabled Jewish lesbian and her trans wife through a difficult pregnancy. gofundme.com/f/help-us-during- #mutualaid

It's been a couple weeks, so just a reminder that if you want to find me, I'm at @noelle@chat.noelle.codes now. :blobwave:

One more time:

I'm moving my primary account to @noelle@chat.noelle.codes . It has been a lovely four years here at Elekk but what I need right now is my own little asteroid in the vast fediverse.

You are welcome to follow me there, but please do so because you're interested in me as a person and not because you think I have influence on Mastodon or the fediverse in general. I'd like to be able to just be me, please.

Also, be aware that I'm not going to be posting there or following anyone for a while - I'm still in my hermitage, I just wanted to let you know what my new plans are.

(Also also, Elekk isn't going anywhere. Just to be clear.)

I would be happiest, I think, if my role in the world were to bring the extraordinary and amazing to the attention of the people around me.

One of these days I should watch "The Greatest Showman".

I'm a sucker for "Don't you want weapons and armor to fight me?" "Oh, no, I'll take yours when you're through with them."

I tried to watch Star Trek (2009) on Amazon Prime with ads, and I will be honest: they have just stuck 90 seconds of ads in every X minutes, regardless of whether or not it makes sense to take a break there.

I noped out when they interrupted the destruction of the Kelvin to sell me Reese's Cups.

Watching Star Trek Generations. Geordi, you dick, Data pushing Beverly into the ocean after she told him to "live in the moment" and "be spontaneous" was 100% funny and you know it.

Aquarium platform shoes, only with the little parasite aliens from Stargate inside instead of fish.

There's go'a'uld in them thar heels.

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(Yes, ξένος also meant "stranger", "foreigner", or - heh - "hired help, mercenary", but "guest-friend" was its primary meaning.)

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Apropos what @WizardOfDocs just posted: ξένος, as an adjective in Hellenic Greek, meant "foreign" or "strange, unusual". It's where we get the English prefix "xeno-".

But as a noun, ξένος had a remarkably different meaning: it meant "guest" or "host", in the sense of "one receiving/presenting hospitality". Prof. Heiny, my Classical Studies teacher, liked to translate it as "guest-friend"; your ξένος was someone whom you could rely upon to provide hospitality, and to whom you were obliged to provide hospitality in return.

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(She's not upset that she doesn't grow. She's very happy that she's not getting smaller.)

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I like to think that every week or two, MB13 very carefully lines herself up on the doorway, puts a ruler level on her head, and draws a line where it meets the doorway, exactly where she's drawn it every other time. elekk.xyz/@monsterbot13/106286

hah, I just realized that business owners are whining because prospective employees won't essentially work For Exposure

"Look at this! What is it?"
"I'm surprised you've forgotten, my lord."
"I haven't forgotten, it's a rhetorical question."
"Nah, it's a potato."

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